WUI MEMBERS TRAVEL TO MADISON FOR DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Over 100 WUI members from across the state travelled to Madison to meet with their legislators during a critically important budgetary crunch time at our capitol. Members caught busses en-route from Green Bay and Milwaukee and also drove from points West and locally. Legislators from 16 Senate districts and 33 Assembly districts were visited. Each legislator was briefed on who Wisconsin utility shareholders are, how WUI represents a shareholder’s interests, and more specifically regarding the Wisconsin Utility Investor opposition to Senate Bill 115 and Assembly Bill 198 which seeks to nullify existing leased generation contracts.

Thank you to all who attended, braving the wet weather and construction! WUI is also very grateful for our wonderful guest speakers, Commissioner Mike Huebsch and Senator Scott Fitzgerald, for their unique insights into the regulatory and budgetary processes.

Announcing the WUI 2017 Day at the Capitol! Registration Now Open.

 

 

 


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You’re Invited to
Get Plugged In!

This is your opportunity to let your representatives know what is important to you as a Utility Investor! You will hear from legislative leaders about the current issues affecting your investments, have opportunities to meet with your representatives at the Capitol, and share lunch with your fellow WUI members at the newly renovated Park Inn Hotel (formerly Inn on the Park).

AGENDA:
9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Meeting  & Guest Speaker
11:15  am Scheduled Legislative Meetings
12:30 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Luncheon Speaker
1:20 pm Wrap up & Home

INVITED GUEST SPEAKERS:
Governor Scott Walker
Commissioner Mike Huebsch

YOUR DAY AT THE CAPITOL:
You can drive to Madison or ride one of the comfortable coach buses provided by WUI.  (Click on registration link to learn more.)
Valet parking is available
at the Inn on the Park.

 

WUI Day at the Capitol Energizes Attendees

PSC Chair Ellen Nowak speaking at the 2015 Day at the Capitol event.

WUI held its biennial Day at the Capitol on May 7, 2015.  The
successful event drew more than 100 WUI Members from across
the state of Wisconsin. These shareholders were able to put a
face on the organization in a true grassroots effort which touched
20 Senators and 38 Assemblymen. Members were welcomed by
Chairman of the Board, Roger Cole. James Buchen, Executive
Director WUI, provided a Legislative Review of current State and
National Issues. Representative Mike Kuglitsch, Chair of the
Committee on Energy and Utilities, was joined by Todd Stewart,
Executive Director of Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, to lead a
panel discussion concerning utility issues.

Members were greeted by a beautiful day in which to walk across
the street from the Inn on the Park to the Capitol for their
constituent meetings with their Senators and Representatives.
Upon returning from the Capitol, members enjoyed lunch followed
by a presentation from by Ellen Nowak, Chairperson of the Public
Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin. Chairperson Nowak
briefed members on both state and national utility issues and
explained the Commission’s perspective on distributed generation
and the need for fixed charges to better reflect fixed costs to
ensure that all customers shoulder their fair share of the cost of
the infrastructure needed to deliver electricity on demand.

The Wisconsin Utility Investors Board of Directors would like
to thank the speakers and panelists, former WUI Executive
Director Bob Seitz, government relations representatives from
our state utilities, and most importantly all the WUI Members
— we appreciate you!

WISCONSIN UTILITY INVESTORS HAVE SUCCESSFUL DAY AT THE CAPITOL

A record number of members attended this year’s WUI Day
at the Capitol. 143 Current and new members registered for
the day to learn about pending utility issues and to visit the
Capitol to discuss these issues with their Senators and
Representatives. Our voice was heard by 24 Senators and
45 Representatives. WUI wishes to thank all who
participated.  Attendees enjoyed comments by the Chairman
of the Committee on Energy and Utilities, Representative
Mark Honadel; as well as, the Chairman of the Committee
on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform,
Senator Robert Cowles.

2013 Wisconsin Utility Investors Legislative Day Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Registration is now closed:
The trip is free, but space is limited to first come, first served.This is your opportunity to let your representatives know what is important to you as a Utility Investor! You will hear from legislative leaders about the current issues affecting your investments, have opportunities to meet with your representatives at the Capitol, and share lunch with your fellow WUI members at the Inn on the Park across the street from the capitol.
 

Your Day at the Capitol. . .

Invited Speakers:

  • Governor Scott Walker
  • Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery
  • Chairs of Senate and Assembly Utility Committees

Agenda:

9:30am  Arrive at the Inn on the Park

  • Enjoy coffee cake and hot coffee

10:00am   Informational session

  • Introduction to the Issues
  • Presentation and plan for the day

11:15 am   Meet with your senators and representatives   at  the State Capitol

  • Small guided groups will visit senate and assembly offices
  • Leave issue communication with representatives

12:30 pm  Lunch at the Inn on the Park

1:30 pm End of Program / Board bus for return home

 


Getting to the Capitol. . .You can drive to Madison. Parking is available at the Inn on the Park, 22 S Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703.- OR -Ride one of the comfortable coach buses provided by WUI. Room blocks have been set aside at a special reduced WUI rate at each of the bus stop locations. If you would like to spend the night of Tuesday, May 21st at the hotel where you will catch your bus in the morning, please indicate that on the rsvp and you will receive hotel information on your confirmation post card.

 

WUI Bus Departure Schedule

Fox Valley WUI Bus Stops
6:20 – 6:30 am Green Bay
Tundra Lodge, 865 Lombardi Ave
7:05 – 7:10 am Appleton
Best Western Fox Valley Inn, 3033 W College Ave
7:40 – 7:50 am Oshkosh
Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 1515 Planeview Dr
8:35 – 8:45am Beaver Dam
AmericInn, 325 Seippel Blvd

Brookfield/Waukesha WUI Bus Stops
7:25 – 7:40 am Brookfield
Best Western Plus, 1005 S Moorland Rd
8:05 – 8:15 am Oconomowoc
Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Road
8:35 – 8:45am Johnson Creek
Days Inn Hotel, W4545 Linmar Ln

Eau Claire WUI Bus Stops
6:10 – 6:20 am Eau Claire
Metropolis Hotel, 5150 Fairview Drive
7:35 – 7:45 am Tomah
Best Western, 1017 East McCoy Boulevard
8:35 – 8:45 am WI Dells
Holiday Inn Express, 1033 Wisconsin Dells Parkway.

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